Historic Houses in the Lake District

Here you will find our list of stately homes and other grand country houses in Cumbria and the Lakes. You might also like to view historic buildings in the Lake District for attractions that have a strong historic importance but are not classified as stately homes.











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Featured Historic Hotel
17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This Labour politician was Prime Minister twice from 1945-1950 and 1950-51



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This Day in British History

21 September, 1745

Battle of Prestonpans

Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobites rout English dragoons led by General Cope

Monarch Mayhem

This king's madness led to a Regency headed by his son, George (and to a popular modern film!)



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Kirkby Stephen (Self catering)
Blandswath Cottage, Kirkby Stephen

Blandswath Cottage

This spacious cottage enjoys a tranquil position on the banks of the River Eden. It is situated within 100 acres of the owner's land, around which visitors are free …
Sleeps 6

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Garsdale (Self catering)
Farrier's Cottage, Garsdale

Farrier's Cottage

This semi-detached cottage is located near the village of Sedbergh and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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